The Sudbury Wolves are garnering some attention at the national level, cracking the CHL's top ten list for the first time in a long time.
The Canadian Hockey League announced their top 10 rankings for week four on Wednesday, Oct. 10, and the Wolves made the list, sitting in the number eight spot.
With a record of 6-2-0-0, the Wolves sit atop the OHL standings, bolstered largely by their current five game winning streak. Despite their standing in the OHL, the Wolves are not the highest ranked Ontario Hockey League club on the CHL's top 10 list, as the London Knights (3-2-0-0) are ranked fifth.
The Knights have been in the top 10 rankings every week so far this season, but slipped from number two last week after splitting their weekend games with a loss to Windsor (2-0) and a win over Owen Sound (4-1).
Rounding out the OHL contingent of the top 10 are the Guelph Storm, coming in one spot behind the Wolves at number nine. The Wolves opened their 2018-19 season by defeating Guelph by a score of 4-2. The Storm have bounced back after losing their first two games and have won four straight, scoring six goals in each of their wins, and are in a three-way tie for second in the Western Conference.
Baie-Comeau Drakkar of the QMJHL rocketed up the rankings this week, climbing from sixth to first, boasting an impressive early season record of 7-0-0-1. The Halifax Mooseheads slipped from their number one spot down to third with a record of 5-2-0-0, while the WHL's Prince Albert Raiders complete the top three, sliding into second with a record of 8-1-0-0.
The Wolves faceoff with the Barrie Colts on Friday and the Niagara IceDogs on Sunday, a pair of teams that they have already beaten this year. With a pair of wins, the Wolves can surely cement a spot in the CHL's top 10 rankings for another week.